Fake cops set up roadblock near Nkurenkuru

30 Jan 2014 15:40pm
KAHENGE, 30 JAN (NAMPA) – The men who robbed a 50-year-old man of thousands of dollars at Mbambi village in the Kavango West Region on Sunday allegedly set up a fake roadblock.
The five suspects, of whom four were dressed in Namibian Police Force (NamPol) uniforms, set the roadblock up some 40 kilometres south of Nkurenkuru and searched the vehicles that passed through the roadblock.
They also had a bakkie with a police number plate parked on the side of the road.
The suspects robbed the man of a pistol and N.dollars 18 000, and not N.dollars 180 000 as earlier reported.
The man, identified as Philip Sescas from Ongwediva, was left tied up in the bush.
NamPol’s Kavango Regional Crime Investigations’ Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton told Nampa on Thursday they are expecting to make an arrest in the matter soon after the police managed to obtain the identity of one of the men involved in the incident. The five suspects allegedly assaulted the victim with an iron bar and threatened him with his own pistol.
It has not yet been established where the suspects obtained the police uniforms from.
Meanwhile, the eight suspects who allegedly robbed a take-away at Rundu of N.dollars 400 000 have not yet been arrested, but police investigations continue.
The suspects allegedly held the manager of the business, Willem Jansen van Rensburg, at gunpoint and took the money from a safe before fleeing the scene.
The suspects in that incident are still at large.
(NAMPA)
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